Mueller Water Products

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Updated May 4, 2015
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  1. Great company in engineering,productivity,quality.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Mueller Water Products full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Chance for promotion in engineering and quality

    Cons

    IT company wide out of date.

    Advice to Management

    Update company wide IT.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Incompetence Rules the Roost

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at Mueller Water Products full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The work life balance depending on the department you work in is fair. The segment headquarters (i.e., Mueller, Anvil, and US Pipe) are filled with intelligent individuals that know how to get things done. Compensation is way way above average for a company of this size.

    Cons

    However, the same cannot be said for the corporate management team in Atlanta. Based on my experience, the less intelligent you are the higher you can rise through the ranks. Promotions are purely based on politics. If you dare acknowledge that the emperor has no clothes, you will be shown the door. The CEO is not very dynamic, and they have been running the company without a real CFO for at least six years, which was exposed by MWP receiving two consecutive material weaknesses over its financial reporting controls. This place is a mess.

    Advice to Management

    Hire a real CEO and CFO. Reward honesty and integrity, and stop sweeping problems under the rug.


  3. Helpful (1)

    I enjoyed my time at Mueller. I thought it was a good work environment.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Decatur, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Decatur, IL

    I worked at Mueller Water Products

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The offer a great product line.

    Cons

    Computer technology not up to par.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you know how your department is run and who is doing the work.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great company to retire with or come out of retirement.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mueller Water Products

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You are given a company vehicle, decent base pay, solid benefits, and an expense report.

    Cons

    There is absolutely no possibility for advancement; promotions can only be made through the sudden death of a manager or immediate resignation.

    Advice to Management

    Leave Decatur


  6. Really get to know the individual department first (read between the lines)

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Chattanooga, TN
    Former Employee - Engineer in Chattanooga, TN

    I worked at Mueller Water Products

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They do place importance on family. The company as a whole is pretty nice. They have a large participation role in the community. They are a very old and established company and a world leader in their filed. They are the Cadillac of water valves. The company usually has a couple of "special" dinner a year where a spouse can also attend.

    Cons

    Some departments are very political and promotions are based partly on the buddy system. Some departments are ran in a very old world management mentality and communication is very limited especially between upper management and salary employees. The typical work hours is at least 9 hours a day and at times can reach 80+ hours a week. But at those hours salaried employees get paid for their extra hours. (not time 1/2 but just straight time).

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more and don't rule by intimidation, you draw more files with sugar than vinegar.
    Just because that's the way you (management) were mentored, doesn't make if the correct way.


  7. Old school company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mueller Water Products full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Benefits and growth encourage lifers.
    Friendly coworkers
    Easy to approach managment

    Cons

    Vacation and pay structure are relics of the 60's and 70's.
    Very little mobility


  8. Awesome, Friendly

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accounts Receivable in Hamilton, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Accounts Receivable in Hamilton, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Mueller Water Products full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very friendly oriented environment. Love my job.

    Cons

    None, I don't think anything


  9. Excellent

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mueller Water Products

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Appreciate skills of talented people.

    Cons

    Contract position would like permanent position.

    Advice to Management

    Keep all manufacturing in the USA.



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